Meet the Team at Will-Son Distributing
Will-Son Distributing Company of Ohio, Illinois and West Virginia, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of BG Products For the state of Ohio, Kentucky, the Chicagoland area and 17 counties in West Virginia: Boone,Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, Roane, Upshur and Wayne and all coal mines located in West Virginia. The company was founded in 1973.
Manager - Kentucky
Scott Carter has been with BG Products since June 2010. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Scott has spent the last eight years with Hilton Hotels, the final two as the General Manager of the award winning brand Homewood Suites. When Scott is not working, you can almost always find him on one of the many golf courses in and around Lexington, Kentucky where he currently resides.
General Manager BG of Illinois
I graduated from Thomas More College with a degree in Business Administration in 1999. I have been working with BG Products ever since. I started as a Sales Rep. for the Kentucky and West Virginia areas until I became the Manager of Chicago in 2002. In my spare time I enjoy golfing and spending time on the boat.
My name is Kent Scholl. I was brougth up on a farm in Northwest Illinois. After high school, I attended and graduated from Denver Auto & Diesel College with a degree. I mostly worked and learned in automotive dealerships for 11 years. I was a technician to a Service Manager. I was a GM Master Tech. I received awards as a tech, service advisor, and a warranty administrator. I became an independent BG Rep in April 1993.
I have been in the automotive industry for almost 35 years most of which have been in the parts business. I have also been a service writer, sold cars,and have done F&I at dealerships.Being on the road selling is what I enjoy most. I am very excited to be on board with B.G. I am originally from the Akron area, which happens to be my territory. I am looking forward to being your business partner.
Hello, Iím from Paris Kentucky and a graduate of Midway College. Iíve spent the last 8 years working for online companies and an account manager for a local pizza distributor. My wife and I have twin girls and we spend most of our time cleaning up after them. Iím also a sports instructor for the YMCA of Lexington Kentucky and enjoy playing golf.
I live with my wife and two teenage daughters, Kayla and Erin. After spending 8 years in the U.S. Air Force as an Aircraft Mechanic I went into the automotive industry. I worked as a Service Advisor and Service Manager in several new car dealerships. It was in the dealership that I learned the benefits of using BG products. After leaving the dealerships I have spent almost 10 years as a BG salesperson sharing my experience.
My name is Travis Johnson. I am excited to begin my BG career bringing 8 years of sales and service experience. I also have almost 10 years of production, operations and management experience. I am a graduate of U of L and live in Louisville withy my wife Kelly, son Drew and daughter Reese. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends golfing, fishing and coaching.
Sales Manager/ Business Development
Michael grew up in the northwest Kansas area. He attended college at Laramie Wyoming Technical Institute and studied Automotive Technology and Business Management. From there he landed in the Chicago land area with a Technician position for American Suzuki Motor Corporation. After seven years as a technician and master certified he moved to management.
Hello, My name is Carlos Arnaud . I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I still reside in Chicago with my Daughter. I have worked as an Automotive Technician for over 20 years and I also have served in the Army as an Infantryman and have 4 tours under my belt and I'm Proud to have served my Country. I am happy to work with BG because I believe in the product and have used it as a Technician.
Hello, my name is Genny Mayers. I graduated from Colorado State University with a business degree. After graduation I accepted a job as an advisor in the commercial service department at a Ford dealer. This is where I learned of the benefits of BG Products! Since then I have worked as a service manager for other manufacturers, such as, Toyota and Jaguar. When I am not singing the praises of BG Products, I enjoy spending time with my family, horseback riding, and just enjoying the good life!
A southwest Chicago native, Bryan began his career in automotive industry at the dealership level,started as a porter worked his way through parts dept,to parts manager,went through sales to sales manager,went through service to service manager.with over 25 years of extensive dealership experience. Let Bryan's hard work and customer service go to work for you to raise your G/P.
Hello. My name is Joe Thomas. I have been in the auto industry for more than 40 years. Most of that time was spent in the Youngstown, Ohio area. I was a district manager for Worldwide Auto Parts, a small local chain of 30 locations. And then later, general sales manager for Big B Auto. A local auto parts distribution center. I live with my wife, Tina, of 37 years in New Middletown, Ohio. I have one son, Patrick, who lives in Phoenix, Az.
After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Jaye joined the Air Force and spent his time flying B-52 Bombers. Having a passion for stage acting, Jaye then turned his sights to the professional stage. Since moving back to his home state, he continues his passion for theater as a hobby. Jaye has represented us in Western KY since June of 2015.
I am excited to join the Will-son/BG team here in the Toledo area. My background includes many years in the automotive repair market. I have managed service centers as well as supplied for tires and parts to service centers. I am a graduate of the University of Wyoming. Go Cowboys! My wife, Joi, and I have been married for almost 30 years and we have 2 wonderful sons. My interests include football, golf, yard work, grilling and old Westerns.
Sales Manager/ Business Development
A Chicago native, Jeff began his career majoring in automotive services and business administration in college. He was a GM certified technician for over 6 years before landing a position as assistant service manager / service dispatcher at Ford. Jeff then moved on to secure a position in the wholesale petroleum industry with a major fortune 500 company as territory sales manager for 12 years.
Hi, My name is Chad Cromer. I was born and raised in Reading, Ohio. I still reside in Reading with my wife and three children. I graduated from Reading High school in 1993. I then attended Capital University to study Criminal Justice and play baseball. After college, I attended Scarlet Oaks Police Academy. I was a Auxiliary Police Officer for six months for Arlington Heights Police Department. I then took a position with Hamilton County.
I have been employed with BG Products for 6 years. I ran Akron Canton area for 1 year and been running Cincinnati for 5 years. Grew up in Reading Ohio. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelors degree in Communication. I've been married for 5 years and have a daughter named Kayla. I've always loved the hustle of sales. The pressure and getting to meet new people on a daily basis is something I enjoy.
Manager - Northern Ohio
Bob comes to us with many years in the automotive industry. His experience includes time as the District Manager for a Ford Authorized Remanufacturer, Field Sales Manager for Alldata automotive repair information and Branch Manager for a diesel parts remanufacturer and distributor. Bob also owned an automotive repair shop for a period. Bob and his wife Kelly have 3 children and live in the western Cleveland suburbs.
John England has been with BG Products for the last 17 years working for Lubri-Care Distributors of Connecticut. Through partnering with his customers and helping them be successful, he has achieved the BG Elite status for many of those years. In June 2012 John will be joining Will-son Distributing servicing the Columbus Ohio area. John, his wife Donna, and two of their children are moving to the Columbus area.
Hi my name is Chad Renfroe. I graduated from Symmes Valley HS in 1991 , following high school I was drafted by the Boston Red Sox and spent 5 1/2 years in their organization as a pitcher . After baseball I went to work at Don Hall Chevrolet in the parts department and that's when I became aware of BG Products. After selling and using the product for several years I was very fortunate to be offered a job in 2002 . I have two boys Chayden(11) and Devin(8).
Josh Parrett is the BG Sales Representative for the Dayton, OH Region. Started working in his grandfatherís repair center in his early teens. After graduating from West Carrollton High School his automotive career began at his familyís repair center with 3 generations together. In 2006 Josh continued his career in the auto industry at a local dealership in Retail/Commercial Sales. For 4 years he worked in the home remodeling industry before coming back to his automotive roots.
Josh Compton grew up in a close net, large sports family in Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up in a family who dominated local athletics, ranging from his grandfather who was a professional boxer, his father who was awarded All Ohio in three sports to cousins who played college football, Josh developed his competitive nature at a very early age. As a child, Josh was in the Little League World Series, followed by AABC World Series, twice, as a teen.
I have been a sales representative of BG Products since 2006 in Medina Ohio and surrounding counties. After hauling wide loads for 17 years I felt the need for a career change. I know my products, I believe in my product and customer service is my forte. Native of Pittsburgh PA., married to Thres, father of Carrie and Blake and Grandpa to James. Hobbies are carpentry, working on our property and cheering on the Steelers.
I've been with BG (Will-Son Distributing ) for over 25 years I have seen BG emerge as the best in the business. I was a Capt. in the Army Served in Vietnam and in Italy. Resigned my commission in 1970 and went into the chemical Industry as a Manufacturing Mgr. Of all the jobs I've had the one with BG has been eye opening because of all the different people you come in contact with. I guess this has been the best and will be my last. I never thought I could do one job for 25 +++ ? years. PS.
General Manager - Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia
As a Graduate from Morehead University, I pursued a career in Sales. I have been with BG Products/Will-Son Distributing Co. for 14 years. I started as a Sales Representative in 1998. I became Sales Manager of Kentucky in 2008 and General Manager for Ohio, Kentucky, and 17 counties in West Virginia in 2012. I have been married for 4 years. My wife and I enjoy traveling and spending time with our family.We have 4 children, 3 daughters and a son.
Hi I'm Phillip bonk. I have been a BG professional for 5 years now, before that I received my Engineering Degree from Perdue University. I have loved cars my whole life from the day my mother gave me a puzzle game with cars in it. I worked my way up in the automotive industry from a car washer/Tire Installer/Certified Technician/Service Writer/Service Manager. I plan to put those years of BG knowledge and auto experiences to work for you.
Hi Iím Steve Bonk. I have been a BG professional for 23 years now, before that I received my Bachelors of Science from Northern Illinois University. My hobbies include fixing and road racing vintage cars with my son and brothers. That love of cars and racing has translated into making me a better BG professional for my customers. Like the old saying goes ďRacing improves the breed.
I started in sales at the age of 19. I began as an Optician selling frames and lens upgrades for a Illinois-based company called All About Eyes. I then moved on to automotive sales in 2012, selling mostly Chevrolet and Chrysler products. In my free time I enjoy playing basketball and hanging out with my girlfriend of many years who is attending Illinois College of Optometry.